‘Tremulations’ presents objects from the archives of Swedenborg House as well as writings and works of art by, among others, Marcel Duchamp, Meret Oppenheim and Yayoi Kusama.
The publication challenges the orthodoxies of institutional curation and pays little respect to traditional ways of categorizing the world.
It combines elements from the Swedenborg House archive, including the ear bones of mystic Emanuel Swedenborg, with works of modern and contemporary art and literature.
Structured according to Swedenborg’s ‘Nine Rules of Tremulation’, the catalogue will be presented in chapters manifested in physical, temporal and virtual space at Swedenborg House.
Swedenborg’s ‘Rules’ is a schema to explore forms of dissemination and transmission, both historical and contemporary: mirror images, dreams, reflections, divinatory visions, phantasies, recollections, prophesies and hallucinations, plus cinematic forms of projection that employ technologies of mediation older than television and video, as well as forms both post-cinematic and virtual.
Each chapter will include a virtual reality work produced by Acute Art: ‘The Bridge’ by Mark Leckey; ‘Hilma af Klint: The Temple’; and ‘It will End in Stars’ by Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg.
Full list of artists: Tony Cokes, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Marcel Duchamp, Hilma af Klint, Yayoi Kusama, Mark Leckey, Grace Ndiritu, Meret Oppenheim, Peter Saville, Emanuel Swedenborg and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
Published on occasion of the exhibitions at Swedenborg House, London, curated by Daniel Birnbaum and Jacqui Davies.